First Shuttle Android ARM Based Mini PC Launches For €158 (video)

Shuttle Android

Shuttle has this week added a new addition to their range of mini PC systems, in the form of the newly launched ARM-based Shuttle Android DSA2LS.

The system is the very first ARM-based Android system that Shuttle has created and was first unveiled earlier this year. Shuttle has now announced that the new mini PC is now available to purchase throughout Europe and is priced at €158 or around $210.

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Acer Chromebox CXI Launches This September Starting At $180

Acer Chromebox

Acer has this week announced they will be launching a new Acer Chromebox CXI system next month that will be priced starting from just $180.

The new Acer Chromebox CXI will be the companies very first desktop system running Google’s Chrome OS and will be available in both the US and Canada. Unfortunately no information on worldwide availability has been released as yet by Acer.

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mini Duino+ Open Source Ardunio Board Based On ATmega 1284p (video)

Ardunio Board

If building Arduino based projects is something you enjoy or would like to start building a new miniature Arduino board has been created by Kevin Houck called the Mini Duino+.

The Mini Duino+ is an Arduino development board based on the Atmega 1284p and is entirely open source and has been built to provide an Arduino board compatible using a midrange AVR. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Mini Duino+ project and see it in action.

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Verve 2 By InXus Interactive Smart Sensor Connects Your Computer To The World (video)

smart sensor

If you enjoy creating Internet connected applications that can be triggered by a smart sensor you might be interested in a new device called the Verve2 which has launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week.

Verve2 takes the form of the control box which is connected to your computer and Then in turn connected to a variety of different sensors depending on the project you are building. Each sensor can then be triggered to start a process on your computer such as a tweet, email or action via IFTTT.

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Arduino Motor Shield, Arc-Controller Launched By Arc Robotics (video)

Arduino Motor Shield

Maker, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino platform based projects might be interested in a new Arduino Motor Shield called the Arc controller which has been created by Arc Robotics.

The Arc Controller has been specifically designed to provide power to the Maker by adding high Amp motor control to your projects. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Arduino Motor Shield project and see it in action.

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Myo Gesture Tracking Smartband Now Support Google Glass And More (video)

gesture tracking

Thalmic Labs the creators of the Myo gesture tracking armband have this week announced the release of a new Myo + Smartglasses application that allows the Myo to interact with the Google Glass eyewear and others.

The Myo + Smartglasses app Has been designed to remove the need for remote controls, buttons or physical controllers of any type. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Myo + Smartglasses app project and see it in action.

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Microsoft Windows 9 “Threshold” Beta Preview Arriving This Fall?

Windows 9

A source close to the building of Microsoft’s next Windows 9 operating system has reported to the ZDNet website that a beta preview of the new Windows 9 beta operating system could be available as soon as the fall of this year.

Mary Jo Foley from ZdNet reports that “Threshold” the codename for the latest version of Windows expected to be called Windows 9 when it finally launches to world sometime next year, maybe be made available as a beta preview some time during the fall 2014.

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Tiny Programmable Swarmming Self Assembly Robot Created By Harvard University (video)

Self Assembly Robot

Researchers at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have this week unveiled a new programmable self assembly robot called the Kilobot that is capable of performing actions as one creating shapes.

The tiny autonomous Kilobot robots have been designed to arrange themselves into vast complex shapes with commands being sent to the 1024 tiny robots simultaneously using an infrared light.

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New Mac Pro Could Launch Before The End Of The Year

Mac Pro

Apple released their updated Mac Pro last year, this was the first time that the Mac Pro in a few years, and now it looks like there may be an updated model on the way before the end of the year.

According to a recent report, Intel will be releasing a new range of processors next month, the current Mac Pro uses Intel ‘Romley’ Xeon E5 V2 processors, and Intel are getting ready to ship their new Intel ‘Grantley’ Xeon V3 processors, which should launch next month.

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Raspberry Pi Helmet Camera And GPS Plotter (video)

Raspberry Pi

Makers looking for a new projects to use with their Raspberry Pi mini PC might enjoy this awesome helmet camera and GPS logging and plotter system that has been created by Martin O’Hanlon.

The Helmet camera system is power by a Raspberry Pi and was specifically designed to capture Martin’s exploits while snowboarding and is capable of capturing speed, altitude and temperature, as well as record video footage.

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Power Your Raspberry Pi Via Ethernet With New PoE Adaptor Board

Raspberry Pi

Anyone who enjoys building electronic projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC. Might be interested to know that this week Silvertel the UK-based manufacturer has released a circuit and PCB layout for a new 5V PoE adapter board.

The 5V PoE adapter board enables you to power your Raspberry Pi over Ethernet and the documents provide you with a list of all the components you will require to purchase to construct your PoE splitter board.

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